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Pay your power bill or pay with your life, Myanmar soldiers warn citizens
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Pay your power bill or pay with your life, Myanmar soldiers warn citizens

For weeks, residents say, troops have been going door to door alongside power company workers to extract payments in major urban areas, including the nation’s two largest cities, Yangon and Mandalay

Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to prison for four years by  Myanmar junta
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Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to prison for four years by Myanmar junta

Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to two years for incitement against the military and another two years for breaching a natural disaster law relating to COVID

Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country to quash dissent, shows investigation
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Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country to quash dissent, shows investigation

The Myanmar military has a long history of torture, particularly before the country began transitioning toward democracy in 2010.  However, its use has once again returned across the country

ASEAN summit begins without Myanmar after bloc excludes junta chief from meet
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ASEAN summit begins without Myanmar after bloc excludes junta chief from meet

Myanmar’s refusal to let a special envoy meet ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi prompted the group to exclude junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from this week's summit

In sharpest rebuke, ASEAN downgrades Myanmar's presence in upcoming summit
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In sharpest rebuke, ASEAN downgrades Myanmar's presence in upcoming summit

The ASEAN will invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar's military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the grouping's chair Brunei said.

What Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with and punishment she faces if convicted
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What Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with and punishment she faces if convicted

The sedition charge calls for up to two years' imprisonment for anyone found guilty of causing fear or alarm that could cause an offence against the State or public tranquility

Myanmar junta hits Aung San Suu Kyi with graft charges; her lawyer dismisses corruption claims as 'absurd'
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Myanmar junta hits Aung San Suu Kyi with graft charges; her lawyer dismisses corruption claims as 'absurd'

The latest charges relate to allegations by the former Yangon region chief minister that Suu Kyi illegally accepted $600,000 in cash and around 11 kilograms of gold from him

US journalist working for Myanmar magazine detained by military junta in Yangon
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US journalist working for Myanmar magazine detained by military junta in Yangon

Danny Fenster, managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, was taken into custody shortly before he was due to board a flight to Kuala Lumpur

Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo ditches Olympic dream to protest junta violence
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Myanmar swimmer Win Htet Oo ditches Olympic dream to protest junta violence

Win Htet Oo is one of Myanmar's top swimmers but in early April, the 26-year-old said he was no longer interested in going to Tokyo.

Myanmar coup: At UN, India calls for release of detained leaders, urges military to exercise 'maximum restraint'
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Myanmar coup: At UN, India calls for release of detained leaders, urges military to exercise 'maximum restraint'

India's TS Tirumurti said that the situation should be resolved peacefully, and urged world leaders to carry out 'greater engagement' with the ruling regime

Myanmar crisis deepens as police round-up hundreds of protesters; labour unions call for strike on Monday
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Myanmar crisis deepens as police round-up hundreds of protesters; labour unions call for strike on Monday

Protests on Sunday including in the two biggest cities of Yangon and Mandalay were met with the use of force by police firing warning shots, and variously employing tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades

Fresh violence in Myanmar after another anti-coup protester shot dead; UN envoy appeals for swift action
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Fresh violence in Myanmar after another anti-coup protester shot dead; UN envoy appeals for swift action

On Friday, police also fired tear gas at demonstrators in the city of Dawei, while protesters in the commercial capital of Yangon were defiant despite the danger

Myanmar coup: At least 38 dead on 'bloodiest' day since military seized power, says UN
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Myanmar coup: At least 38 dead on 'bloodiest' day since military seized power, says UN

Security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters across Myanmar, day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered to help resolve the crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi's remand extended till 17 Feb; protests continue in Myanmar as authorities cut internet
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Aung San Suu Kyi's remand extended till 17 Feb; protests continue in Myanmar as authorities cut internet

She remains under house arrest on a minor charge of possessing unregistered imported walkie-talkies and is set to appear in court by video conference on 17 February

Myanmar coup: 'Voter fraud' justifies takeover, military rule will be different this time, says army chief
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Myanmar coup: 'Voter fraud' justifies takeover, military rule will be different this time, says army chief

New junta chief General Min Aung Hlaing made these remarks during his first televised address since the coup and pledged to hand back control after fresh elections

Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months
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Rohingya crisis: In landmark judgment, ICJ tells Myanmar to take measures to prevent genocide against 'vulnerable' minority, demands report in 4 months

In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered the government to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the minority community.

Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence in genocide against Rohingya Muslims charge at International Court of Justice
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Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence in genocide against Rohingya Muslims charge at International Court of Justice

Both Gambia and Myanmar are signatories to the 1948 Genocide Convention, which not only prohibits States from committing genocide, but also compels all signatory states to prevent and punish the crime of genocide.

Myanmar military rejects International Criminal Court prosecutor's call for probe into crimes against Rohingya Muslims
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Myanmar military rejects International Criminal Court prosecutor's call for probe into crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar has not signed up to the International Criminal Court, but the court ruled in September it has jurisdiction over alleged atrocities because Bangladesh — where the Rohingya are now refugees — is a member.

Rohingya Crisis: Nine countries request UNSC meeting with world body's fact-finding mission on Myanmar atrocities
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Rohingya Crisis: Nine countries request UNSC meeting with world body's fact-finding mission on Myanmar atrocities

The UN fact-finding mission released an explosive report last month that called on the council to refer the Myanmar situation to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, or to create an ad hoc international criminal tribunal, as was done with the former Yugoslavia.

Canada Parliament officially revokes Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
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Canada Parliament officially revokes Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi is the first person to have her honorary Canadian citizenship revoked.